Calendar pages

8 April, 2010

I’ve finally found the time to take photos for all the months. Cased from my upline Steph Pike.

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Scallop Edge on any Circle

8 April, 2010

Hope you enjoyed the blog hop yesterday. If you didn’t have a chance to go on the hop yesterday, start from my post yesterday and then you’ll be able to view all the other blogs.

Here are the pictures on how to make the scallop edge for any circle (that I used for my blog hop Clear Vintage Vogue card).

Cut a 1 1/8″ circle, then the scallop circle from the same circle (turn the punch upside down so you can position the punch for the scallop circle). Make little slits in the inside of the scallop circle, being very careful not to cut through the scallop. Depending on the size of your circle mat, you may need more scallop circles prepared.


Position and stick the scallops around the back of your circle card stock (cut out by your circle scissors). I used a pencil and the circle scissors to draw a smaller circle to guide me so that I knew that the scallops on the other side would be the same size.

Here’s the finished circle. You can see the join on the bottom right.

Here’s the finished embellishment. On the card, I hid the overlapped join with a flower cutout from the same stamp set.

Now it’s your turn to make a scallop edge with any size circle.

Inky smiles,

ESAD Autumn Winter Mini Blog Hop

7 April, 2010

Good Morning everyone!
I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!
What is ESAD you say? ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up! We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

You might be just starting this blog hop, if not, then you would have arrived here from Lisa’s blog.

Here’s a Vintage Vogue card showing off the gorgeous stamp set as well as the new clear window sheets. Do you recognise the colour? It’s one of the new In Colours – only available in this Mini catalogue. i was so excited when they released 3 of the new In Colours. Doesn’t the ribbon just make this card look stunning.

You’re probably wondering how I did the scallop circle right? Well, it’s really simple, use the scallop circle punch and the 1 1/8″ circle punch, then cut slits from the inside (making sure it doesn’t cut through) and curl around the back of the pale plum circle. I’ll post some pictures to describe this process tomorrow.

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Stamps – En Francais, Vintage Vogue
Ink – Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum Classic Ink, Stazon White
Paper – Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White CS, Clear Window Sheets
Accessories – Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/8″Circle Punch, Circle Scissors, Pretties Kit, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon

And what else have I made? I’ve used the Big Shot and the exclusive Stampin’ Up! scallop envelope die. The scallop envelop makes mini envelopes that fit just perfectly on a card, so I’ll definitely be using this new scallop envelop die for little messages within a card. I’ts also great for scrapbooking, you can hide your journalling in a one fo these beautiful scallop envelops. The dimensions of the envelope come out to be approx 8×5.5cm. Perfect for a little but high impact message.

The basket is made using four of these wonderful scallop envelopes stuck together.
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Stamps – Vintage Vogue
Ink – Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum Classic Ink
Paper – Cottage Wall DSP, Pale Plum, Whisper White CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Pretties Kit

The love notes box is made with two scallop envelopes and a piece of cardstock wrapped around for the sides. The lid just tucks nicely just behind the flower (you can always use velcro dots).
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Paper – Cottage Wall DSP, Baja Breeze CS
Accessories – Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Boho Blossoms Punch, Eyelet Border Punch

Now that you’ve seen my creations, you can now hop onto the next stop at Mae’s blog.

Come and visit again to see what other creations I’ve made.

Inky Smiles,

Meeting Swap Card

6 April, 2010

Last week at our team meeting, I made this card for my card swap of the month. It’s using the new Vintage Vogue stamp set and it’s a fantastic stamp set. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow at 8am Sydney time for the start of the ESAD Blog Hop and see my other creations with some of the new goodies from the new mini.


Stamps – Vintage Vogue, Baroque Motifs, Occasional Greetings
Ink – Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery Classic Ink
Paper – Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Whisper White CS
Accessories – Scallop Oval Punch, Large Scallop Punch, Certainly Celery Grosgrain ribbon

Inky Smiles,

Medallion card

6 April, 2010

Here’s a simple card using the Medallion stamp set from the new Autumn Winter mini catalogue. You may have seen this layout already, yes, it’s a case from the mini catalogue on page 17. I’ve just changed the colours. Hope you like it. Just a hint with the new stamp, don’t forget to ‘prepare’ this stamp, lightly sand it so that it will remove all traces of factory residue and then it will absorb the ink better.

Stamps – Medallion
Ink – Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa Classic Ink
Paper – Cameo Coral, Krat, Old Olive CS
Accessories – Scallop Border Punch, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad

Inky Smiles,

Large A4 farewell card

5 April, 2010

In February, one of girls at work was leaving. The lucky girl was accepted into uni to do what she loves to do – learning to work with animals and unfortunately, it’s a little far for her to commute to work each day.

Here’s a big A4 card I made for her leaving card. Hope you like it!

Inky Smiles,
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Easter baskets

4 April, 2010

It’s Easter and this year, instead of making easter eggs, we found some online shops that sold dairy free and nut free chocolate eggs. We were really excited! The eggs were huge! I’m so glad that Sweet William makes chocolate that the boys can eat. When I first made the eggs for them 5 years ago, it’s been a tradition ever since, so now that we can buy them, I’m off the hook! Maybe I’ll make a few here and there…

Anyway, here’s a basket that I made one each for the boys.

Happy Easter and Inky smiles,